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PBY-5A CATALINA/Bu. 46590

PBY-5A Catalina Bu. 46590 - Click here to view description

Bureau #: 46590
Construction #: 2143
Civil Registry:
  N7057C
Model(s):
  PBY-5A Catalina
  Landseaire
Name: Sea Bitch
Status: Stored
Last info: 2010

History:
Delivered to US Navy as Bu. 46590, 19??.
Southern California Aircraft Corp, Ontario, CA, 1950.
- Registered as N68756.
Fullerton Oil Co, Pasadena, CA, 1950-1960.
Herbert A. Schriner, Larchmont, NY, 1960-1969.
Endicott P. Davison, New Canaan, CT, 1969-1977.
Quebec Labrador Mission Foundation, Ipswitch, MA, September 1977-1979.
Michael Wansey/Australian Wing CAF, Sept. 18, 1979-1988.
- Operated by Confederate Air Force, 1983-1988.
Confederate Air Force, Midland, TX, 1988-1991.
American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum, Midland, TX, September 1991-1992.
- Flew as RAAF/A24-387/Sea Bitch/NB-N.
Commemorative Air Force, Midland, TX, 2002.
Seized by city of Brownsvile and auctioned off to two Australian citizens.
Stored at Midland, TX, February 2007.
Seen in Pima Air and Space Museum restoration yard in 2010.


Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Joe Baugher's Serial Numbers Page
Photo Source(s):
Joop de Groot

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